EMS shipping times

Ordering stuff from Japan and getting it sent via EMS is great, it arrives so soon. How soon? This is a typical example.

Wed Feb 17 16:29    Posting/Collection                              TOKOROZAWAHIGASHISUMIYOSHI      Saitama prefecture
Wed Feb 17 20:28    En route                                        KAWAGOENISHI Branch             Saitama prefecture
Thu Feb 18 1:07     Arrival at outward office of exchange           TOKYO INTERNATIONAL Branch      Tokyo metropolis
Thu Feb 18 6:14     Dispatch from outward office of exchange        TOKYO INTERNATIONAL Branch      Tokyo metropolis
Fri Feb 19 12:16    Arrival at inward office of exchange            SYDNEY D                        AUSTRALIA
Fri Feb 19 12:16    Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner   SYDNEY D                        AUSTRALIA
Fri Feb 19 12:18    Departure from inward office of exchange        SYDNEY D                        AUSTRALIA
Fri Feb 19 17:18    Processing at delivery Post Office              AUMPNS                          AUSTRALIA
Mon Feb 22 14:47    Final delivery                                  2000                            AUSTRALIA

Phases (optimistically)

Local PO to Tokyo central PO

X hrs (ideally none)

Posting/collection to Arrival at outward office of exchange

In flight

30 hrs

Sent out at Dispatch from outward office of exchange

Local faffing around

5 hrs

From Arrival at inward office of exchange to Processing at delivery Post Office

Local delivery

X hrs (hopefully soon)

This is always a tense part

Early morning departure from JP looks good, you'll probably get it 2 days later. It could be as soon as late-on-the-next-day, but that'd be very lucky.

MeidokonWiki: furinkan/EMS_shipping_times (last edited 2013-05-22 06:05:29 by furinkan)